This is the fourth book in the Country Store series by Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell) I really love this series since I’ve recently read the middle two books so I’d be caught up when I read this advance copy of the book. This book will release on January 30, 2018 so I’ll hold off on the Amazon review until then.
Here’s my Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Every time I read a new book in this series, I think it’s the best one yet. This one did not disappoint! South Lick is having a maple syrup festival and one of the judges ends up murdered so of course Robbie is going to do her best to find out what happened so that none of her friends ends up being blamed. As always she has to watch her back so the murderer doesn’t make her the next headline.
I love how Abe and Robbie’s relationship is growing. It’s refreshing that he doesn’t get on her case for investigating even though he gets worried about her. Danna was away for most of the book and I missed her fun, quirkiness but Adele was there so at least I feel like I got my share of favorite characters that I’ve grown to love. Turner is a new employee but he fits right in.
I found myself missing Octavia Slade who has been detective in the last two books but this time we have a guy who is local but back from whatever leave he was on.
Like all the books in this series, one of the ongoing themes is family and that it doesn’t always have to be people related to you to be your family. That’s one of the things I love about cozies, the warm family feeling to be had.